National college title for Dulcie Sverdloff

Dulcie Sverdloff swing

Essex teenager Dulcie Sverdloff has won the British Colleges Sport national championship at her first attempt.

Essex teenager Dulcie Sverdloff has won the British Colleges Sport national championship at her first attempt.

The 17-year-old from Garon Park claimed the women’s title in the final at the National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa, and also won the companion open event which was held simultaneously.   

Dulcie, who is studying for A levels at Seevic College in Essex, shot one-over par 74 on the Hotchkin course, followed by one-under 71 on the Bracken. She finished two clear of Samantha Meese (Enville/King Edward VI Stourbridge), while Rebecca Horner (Woodham/QE Darlington) was third.

“It’s nice to shoot a couple of good scores and give myself a quick start to the season,” said  Dulcie, who is enjoying the confidence boost as she prepares for the 2012 national amateur circuit.

Dulcie reckons the key to her success was leaving her driver in the bag in favour of her three-wood, avoiding all but two of the many bunkers on the Hotchkin course, and producing a tip-top short game.
She was leading by two after the first round and produced a strong finish to secure the title, holing from 30ft on the 16th for a par and finishing with an up-and-down for birdie on the last.

Dulcie is an Essex county player and was the 2010 winner of the Abraham Trophy, contested by England’s most improved girl golfers. She carried on improving last season with a string of good performances and plans to test herself further in 2012.

Full scores: www.bcsport.org

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